So not being from SW Portland originally, I did not understand the importance or love of Alpenrose Dairy until I met the J family. We scheduled our shoot and at first I thought they wanted to meet at the Dairy Queen. Growing up in a town where the “DQ” was a common family hangout, this wasn’t totally off the grid. The only problem was the only DQ I could think of was a drive though. Anyways, after much laughter, I realized that the Dairy they meant, was Alpenrose Dairy – a TRUE gem, I came to find out.
I love having the opportunity to photograph families in a place they love and where they have created many fond memories. I feel like they can truly be themselves and do what families do best together, play! This shoot was no exception! I loved trying to capture this place for this family through their eyes. They are a beautiful family both inside and out. Thank you for a very fun evening and for introducing me to such an incredible place like Alpenrose.